Johnson 'Open' to 'Cuse

Syracuse is looking all across the country for talent. They've even gone out west as they recently offered 4-star wide receiver, and Washington commit, Rahsheed Johnson. He discusses the offer and where the Orange stand inside.

Syracuse continues to send offers out as they look to make the 2014 class one of the better ones in recent memory. They recently offered Jordan High School (CA) wide receiver Rashead Johnson.

"I felt got about it," Johnson admitted. "They're a good school and they pass a lot. That would be great for a receiver like me. Scott Shafer was the coach that offered me."

Johnson is currently committed to Washington. Despite that commitment, he is still willing to consider all of his options. That includes the Orange.

"It was great to get the offer," Johnson explained. "I'm committed and it's a solid decision but I'm always open to other schools because I'm a young commit. I'd still consider Syracuse. They pass and they throw the ball a lot. They need receivers and I feel like I could go up to school and maybe do something."

If a school is going to flip Johnson, a visit will be extremely important. Coach Shafer discusses getting Johnson to travel across the country to see Syracuse in person.

"Yeah we talked about it," the 4-star receiver said. "We didn't schedule it, just talked about getting the visit. I plan on trying to go visit and check out what Syracuse has to offer."

Even with the distance from home, Johnson is still willing to consider Syracuse. That won't play a factor in his decision. But all the way across the country, the Central New York weather has a reputation.

"Yeah it's New York but I don't care about where I play," the 5-foot-11 receiver claimed. He then added with a laugh, "It's cold out there. That's all I know right now is that it's cold. Real cold."

When he spoke with Coach Shafer, they discusses how Johnson would fit into the program. He believes the offense would be a great fit because of how they use receivers. It's something that could give Syracuse a shot if he were to consider flipping.

"Coach Shafer told me they are one of the top schools in the country in education," Johnson recalled. "He told me that he makes sure his kids graduate. But most of all they throw a lot to their receivers so it'd be a good place for me to go."

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